Doughnuts? Donuts? However you spell it they are sticky gooey fried dough yumminess. These are a great treat for this time of year when pumpkins are in the spotlight.
What You Will Need-
1 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Tblsp Brown Sugar
1 1/2 teasp Baking Soda
1 teasp Salt
1 teasp Cinnamon
1/2 teasp Nutmeg
1/2 cup Pumpkin puree
1/4 cup Cold Milk
2 Tblsp Butter
1-2 cups Powdered Sugar (optional)
Step 1: Heat oil -
Heat oil on stove at medium/high heat (if you have one of those nifty pans you plug in to deep fry things even better, no clue what they are called I obviously do not have one). You want a lot of oil, 1-2 cups depending on the size of the pan you are using.
Step 2: Mix Dough-
While oil is heating mix the dough.
In 1 large bowl combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix until well combined
In another bowl combine pumpkin, milk, egg, and butter. Mix with a wire whisk until well combined and smooth.
Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture and mix with a spoon. Dough will be thick and sticky, similar to bread dough.
Step 3: Cook Doughnuts-
Drop dough by the teaspoonful into hot oil.
Allow to cook for 1-1.5 minutes on one side before flipping. Metal tongs (salad tongs) are best for flipping.
Flip and cook for additional 30-60 seconds or until all sides are nice and golden brown.
Transfer to a towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
Little Helpers can help with mixing the dough and rolling the finished doughnuts in powdered sugar-just make sure they have cooled off enough first so no little hands get burned.
* After making these your house will smell like you have been burning a Pumpkin Spice candle all day long, YUM!